Tulsa Cyber Summit

Save the Date for Tulsa Cyber Summit 2020!

March 23-24
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103

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Have questions? Email us at cybersummit@utulsa.edu.

The 2020 Tulsa Cyber Summit welcomes top-tier speakers, including Erin Kenneally, Founder and CEO of Elchemy, Inc. and Derek Vadala, CEO of Cyber Assessments. Join information executives, technology specialists, system administrators and cybersecurity innovators for a national event on trending challenges and strategies within the cyber industry. Participants can choose to attend sessions discussing cybersecurity issues at the leadership or technical levels and are free to move between tracks as desired.

Keynote Speakers

Derek Vadala, CEO, Cyber Assessments

Derek VadalaDerek Vadala is the CEO of Cyber Assessments, a joint venture between Moody’s Corporation, a global credit rating agency, and Team8, a cybersecurity-focused company creation platform. Derek leads a team that is focused on creating a standard benchmark for communicating cyber risk to Boards of Directors and senior business executives in order to improve the global dialog about this important issue. Prior to leading this venture, Mr. Vadala was the Global Head of Cyber Risk for Moody’s Investors Service, responsible for developing capabilities for evaluating cyber risk and incorporating those capabilities into credit analysis. Prior to this role, Mr. Vadala served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Moody’s Corporation from 2013-2018, where he was responsible for global information risk and security across Moody’s businesses worldwide. He has over 20 years of experience in information security and technology management and has spoken and published on topics including security risk management for large enterprises and systems administration.

Erin Kenneally, Founder and CEO, Elchemy, Inc.

Erin KenneallyErin Kenneally is Founder and CEO of Elchemy, Inc., having recently transitioned from serving as Portfolio Manager in the Cyber Security Division for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate. She directed nearly 20 projects across programs in cybersecurity research infrastructure, privacy, cyber risk economics, and technology ethics. Kenneally previously served as Technology-Law Specialist at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the Center for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) and Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR) at the UC San Diego. Erin is a licensed Attorney specializing in information technology law, including privacy technology, data protection, AI & autonomous systems ethics and legal risk, trusted data sharing & governance, technology policy, and emergent IT legal risks. She holds Juris Doctorate and Masters of Forensic Sciences degrees and is a graduate of Syracuse University and The George Washington University with the alarming proliferation of cyber threats.

Dhia Mahjoub, Head of Security Research, OpenDNS

Dhia MahjoubDhia Mahjoub is the Head of Security Research at Cisco Umbrella. He started in cybersecurity in the late 1990s, writing sniffers and port scanners in C and experimenting in his lab with hacking tools from insecure.org. He earned an engineering degree in Computer Science and Networking, then a PhD from Southern Methodist University, focusing on graph analysis of sensor networks. Dhia joined OpenDNS as its first senior researcher in 2012 and was responsible for innovations in cloud-delivered network security using anomaly detection and hosting space analysis. This helped to power the company’s enforcement technology and were exposed in their threat intelligence product. OpenDNS was acquired by Cisco for $635 million in 2015. He is currently Principal Engineer at Cisco Umbrella and has spent the past 3 years leading the Cisco Umbrella Security Research team in creating scalable threat intelligence systems, improving the product, and supporting key accounts and business in the US, Europe, and APAC.

Samuel Sanders Visner, Director, National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center

Samuel Sanders VisnerSamuel Sanders Visner is the Director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center (MITRE), sponsored by the National Institute of Science and Technology (appointed October 30, 2017). Sam also serves as member of the Cyber and Domestic Security Councils of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and the Cyber Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Sam is an adjunct professor of Science and Technology in International Affairs at Georgetown University, where he teaches a course on cybersecurity policy, operations, and technology. Sam is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council and is a member of the Intelligence Community Studies Board, sponsored by the National Academy of Science and serving the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Sam is also a member of the Army Science Board. Sam served previously as Senior Vice President at SAIC, and as Chief of Signals Intelligence Programs at the National Security Agency, from which he received the Agency’s highest award for civilian service. Sam also served as a member of the Board of Directors, CVG/Avtec (2008-2010). Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics from George Washington University. Sam served twice on the intelligence, surveillance, and Reconnaissance Task Force of the Defense Science Board, and has published articles on national and cybersecurity in World Politics Review, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and the Defense Intelligence Journal. Sam is married to Antoinette (Toni) Burnham, Washington DC’s leading urban beekeeper.

Speakers and Panelists

Luke Crouch
Privacy and Security Engineer

Sarah Bird
Senior Research and Experiments Engineer

Jerry Dawkins
Chief Information Security Officer
True Digital Security

Andrea Little Limbago
Chief Social Scientist

Alex Pezold
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Heidi Shadid

Heidi Shadid
Eller and Detrich

Gary Lorenz

Gary Lorenz
Head of Cyber and Data Risk Management

Chrystal Lister

Crystal Lister
Senior Director, Insider and Cyber Threats

John Lister
Vice President, Cyber

Mauricio Papa, Associate Professor of Computer Science, The University of Tulsa

Mauricio Papa
Associate Professor of Computer Science
The University of Tulsa

Brad Brummel, Associate Professor of Psychology, The University of Tulsa

Brad Brummel
Associate Professor of Psychology
The University of Tulsa

Lance Watson
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Johnny Shaieb
X-Force Red Vulnerability Management Service

Ido Kilovaty
Frederic Dorwart Endowed Assistant Professor of Law
The University of Tulsa

Tyler Moore
Tandy Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Information Assurance
The University of Tulsa

Jason Staggs
Cybersecurity Researcher and Adjunct Assistant Professor
The University of Tulsa

Bonnie Stith
Stith Associates

Elissa Doroff

Elissa Doroff
Vice President and Product Manager
AXA XL’s Cyber & Technology

Tim Mullen

Tim Mullen
Director, Market Regulation
National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Matthew Nielsen
Matthew Nielsen
Senior Director
Government and Regulatory Affairs

Denise Matthews
Denise Matthews
Data Coordination and Statistical Analysis Director